These collages and paintings are the result of my interest in Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. They are simple, unassuming and uncluttered. These qualities should give the eye¡ªand the mind¡ªa gentle place to rest.

I advise the viewer to look at these works slowly and thoroughly for although they may appear fairly empty, there is much to see: a competition of textures, sudden or subtle shifts of color, and certain ¡°perfect imperfections.¡±

Buddhist Works

All works are mixed media and are 12" x 12". 
Works marked with an asterisk (*) are part of a larger series and are not available on an individual basis. Works in private collections are marked as such.


the three dukkhas


sois ici et maintenant





* from The Three Aspects of Being series

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* from The Twelve Links of Dependent Origination series


inhale, exhale

Private collection


His great will and power are inexhaustible!

* from The Ten Bulls series

Taoist Works

All works are mixed media and are 12" x 12".


The greatest treasure of
the world.

T_Understand_without_seeing 2

Understand without seeing, accomplish without doing.


There is no Way.


Embracing the one.

T_Know_the_white 2

Know the white (yang) but keep to the black (yin).


He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.


Let the country be small and the people few; they have weapons but never
go to war.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015  Zen Abstractions from the Tao te Ching, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Rockville, MD
2010  Visual Inspirations from T.S. Eliot, Anne Arundel Community College, Annapolis, MD
2009  The Hollow Men, College of Southern Maryland, LaPlata, MD
          Ash Wednesday, Convergence, Alexandria, VA
2006  Summer School, Anne C. Fisher gallery, Washington, DC
          The Waste Land, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2005  Daedalus, Touchstone gallery, Washington, DC
2004  Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, KY
2003  Finnegans Wake, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
2000  In Search of Lost Time, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
1999  Studio Z Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1998  Ulysses, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
1997  Embassy of Sweden
1995  Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
1991  Washington Institute for Creative Activity
1989  American Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium


George Washington University
Amnesty International
Washington Institute for Creative Activity
Tolman Collection
St. Mary’s College


1988  Fulbright/Hays Grant for study at the Acad¨¦mie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1987  M.F.A. George Washington University
1982  B.A. George Washington University


C.T. Lennartson is currently a member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios
located at 932 South Walter Reed Drive in Arlington, VA. columbiapikeartiststudios.org

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private appointment
to view works first-hand, please send an email to ctlzenart@gmail.com.